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No. 124 Georgia Southern
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nca...r/8549813/

Referred to us as the panthers in the article. I guess it will take us winning for a few seasons for them to start taking us seriously. They said our dream season would be 5-7. To me, that is expected. A dream season would be 7-5 or better. Any other thoughts?
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I didn't know you lost your coach. Perhaps with the same coach that beat Florida you would get more respect. I'm not a beating man but I'm sure you guys will finish higher than 124. I learned a loooong time ago, national publications do little real research on the lower end of 1-A.
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(05-01-2014 06:57 PM)Louisianafanrcajun90 Wrote:  I didn't know you lost your coach. Perhaps with the same coach that beat Florida you would get more respect. I'm not a beating man but I'm sure you guys will finish higher than 124. I learned a loooong time ago, national publications do little real research on the lower end of 1-A.

We are switching our offense up a bit, and changing a few things of defense, but I think we have a good chance to finish at least 5-7. They don't pay attention to the lower end of the FBS like they do the upper end. But it's better than them not giving us any at all. The best thing we can do is prove them wrong.
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Depth is an issue at TXST that we are finally getting over I assume it will be an issue for Georgia Southern as well.
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(05-01-2014 07:12 PM)Godzilla Wrote:  Depth is an issue at TXST that we are finally getting over I assume it will be an issue for Georgia Southern as well.

It's going to be an issue for Georgia Southern, but in Georgia Southern's defense, they didn't have the dumpster fire of a roster Fran had to deal with.

I seem to recall when Fran took over there were something like 4 OL on scholarship or something absurd like that.
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(05-01-2014 07:30 PM)TheRevSWT Wrote:  
(05-01-2014 07:12 PM)Godzilla Wrote:  Depth is an issue at TXST that we are finally getting over I assume it will be an issue for Georgia Southern as well.

It's going to be an issue for Georgia Southern, but in Georgia Southern's defense, they didn't have the dumpster fire of a roster Fran had to deal with.

I seem to recall when Fran took over there were something like 4 OL on scholarship or something absurd like that.

That's true, I hear that our O-line is good enough this year that we are teaching our players this new fad called the "forward pass" so that defense at GaSo better get ready.
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(05-01-2014 07:39 PM)Godzilla Wrote:  
(05-01-2014 07:30 PM)TheRevSWT Wrote:  
(05-01-2014 07:12 PM)Godzilla Wrote:  Depth is an issue at TXST that we are finally getting over I assume it will be an issue for Georgia Southern as well.

It's going to be an issue for Georgia Southern, but in Georgia Southern's defense, they didn't have the dumpster fire of a roster Fran had to deal with.

I seem to recall when Fran took over there were something like 4 OL on scholarship or something absurd like that.

That's true, I hear that our O-line is good enough this year that we are teaching our players this new fad called the "forward pass" so that defense at GaSo better get ready.

We will be ready! I think some people are underestimating us. I know we still have to prove ourselves, but I think it will be a much smoother transition into the Sunbelt for us. Much smoother than Georgia State's.
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The unknown is what is so intriguing about this year for Ga. Southern. We have a new coaching staff who has diversified the offense. We will see how that goes. We are playing new teams we have not played before for the most part. It will be interesting to see how competitive we can be. Ga. Southern fans are not going to be very happy with a 3-4 win season but it is a distinct possibility.

I could see us going anywhere from 2 wins to possibly 8. To me anything 6-6 or better is a great year--- not a good year but a great year.
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(05-01-2014 09:06 PM)GaSoEagle Wrote:  The unknown is what is so intriguing about this year for Ga. Southern. We have a new coaching staff who has diversified the offense. We will see how that goes. We are playing new teams we have not played before for the most part. It will be interesting to see how competitive we can be. Ga. Southern fans are not going to be very happy with a 3-4 win season but it is a distinct possibility.

I could see us going anywhere from 2 wins to possibly 8. To me anything 6-6 or better is a great year--- not a good year but a great year.

I like the unpredictability of it. It makes this season more interesting than all the previous. Before, we didn't really have anything to prove, and stayed at a generally consistent level. Now, we have nowhere to go but up.
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Number 124 in USA Today for Georgia Southern
Article calls the Eagles, the Panthers, and the Cats at one point. However heaps a lot of praise on the Eagles.

Offense: The big focus offensively was the forward pass, a moment that occurs when the quarterback – the gentleman often seen running the ball for GSU – brings the ball back behind his ear and flings it to and beyond the line of scrimmage, hopefully into the waiting arms of a teammate, often referred to as a "wide receiver." Primarily blockers no more, the Eagles' receiver corps now features a mixed bag of players either new to the position or, in many cases, inexperienced in the intricacies of a more balanced offensive system. As noted, prepare for a transition – and prepare for at least a few hurdles to overcome:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nca...r/8549813/
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Merged my thread into this one. Had not seen this thread before starting one.

That was a good article for GaSo.
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(05-02-2014 01:32 AM)GoApps70 Wrote:  Merged my thread into this one. Had not seen this thread before starting one.

That was a good article for GaSo.

Ok, nothing more annoying than mistaken Ga Sou with Ga State. He gets Eagles correctly then uses Panthers throughout the article?! It was a great article, but man, at least get that right. 01-lauramac2 To be fair, throughout my career, when I state I graduated from Georgia Southern, they either mistake us for Southern University (HBCU), North Georgia College (Military College), or Georgia State (in Atlanta).03-phew
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(05-02-2014 03:30 AM)Panarican Wrote:  
(05-02-2014 01:32 AM)GoApps70 Wrote:  Merged my thread into this one. Had not seen this thread before starting one.

That was a good article for GaSo.

Ok, nothing more annoying than mistaken Ga Sou with Ga State. He gets Eagles correctly then uses Panthers throughout the article?! It was a great article, but man, at least get that right. 01-lauramac2 To be fair, throughout my career, when I state I graduated from Georgia Southern, they either mistake us for Southern University (HBCU), North Georgia College (Military College), or Georgia State (in Atlanta).03-phew
They also had a list of the top cats or something in the article.
When you go to Appalachian they don't mistake your school for anything else, but they avoid pronouncing it or spelling it.
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At least you can be remembered as the school that beat UF and you're not mistaken as the school that got in a brawl with Miami.
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(05-02-2014 04:40 AM)FAUAEPi Wrote:  At least you can be remembered as the school that beat UF and you're not mistaken as the school that got in a brawl with Miami.

Everyone who's anyone gets into a brawl with Miami.
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That's one reason we never cared about the ASU being used. Too many schools to get us mixed up with.
Amazing that your article can be so good and fact filled and yet they call you Panthers so much though.
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Odd how you can put together such an extensive research and still miss the name. The article does , barely, peak my interest enough to see the remainder though.
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Lately, learning a new offensive system hasn't been all that difficult in college football. That's because most teams already run the spread, and the new guy usually just runs a variant of the spread. Not hard to adjust to new terminology about mostly the same things.

The issue here is a little different. Teams coming from run first offenses have traditionally struggled in their first year. Auburn and Troy for example took a year to develop into a powerful spread offense while taking their lumps.

Maybe GS is going to have a run-first spread similar to what Auburn runs. That could be hazardus to SBC teams and be a little easier to adjust to. But does GS have receivers to run a true spread offense? I think there will be some obvious growing pains early.
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(05-02-2014 09:44 AM)TroyFootball05 Wrote:  Lately, learning a new offensive system hasn't been all that difficult in college football. That's because most teams already run the spread, and the new guy usually just runs a variant of the spread. Not hard to adjust to new terminology about mostly the same things.

The issue here is a little different. Teams coming from run first offenses have traditionally struggled in their first year. Auburn and Troy for example took a year to develop into a powerful spread offense while taking their lumps.

Maybe GS is going to have a run-first spread similar to what Auburn runs. That could be hazardus to SBC teams and be a little easier to adjust to. But does GS have receivers to run a true spread offense? I think there will be some obvious growing pains early.

I think what we may see against NC State won't be a fully implemented WF offense. I think he is a smart enough coach to know that we won't be able to come out of the gate and be efficient in his offense. Unless we get behind big, I wouldn't be surprised if we don't throw it more than 12-13 times. If that is the case, then the transition will be easy for the offense, because then we are just running the triple option from a shotgun formation.

It is our defense that worries me more than our offense.
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(05-02-2014 09:44 AM)TroyFootball05 Wrote:  Maybe GS is going to have a run-first spread similar to what Auburn runs. That could be hazardus to SBC teams and be a little easier to adjust to. But does GS have receivers to run a true spread offense? I think there will be some obvious growing pains early.

The answer to both of those statements is yes.

It will be similar to Auburns Spread Option, and we have great receivers. Fritz even commented after one of the practices that one of the things he was most surprised about when he got here was the speed, size, and ability of the receivers we have. We've added a few JUCO's to the WR corp too, hopefully one of them will pan out.

P.S. people keep acting like we are going to be slinging the ball all over the place. We are going from an average of 7-10 pass attempts per game to 15-20 at the most. We will still run the ball almost 70% of our plays.
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